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Is Lower Left Abdominal Pain A Sign Of Pregnancy
Many body parts...: The left lower abdomen has muscles of the abdominal wall (and the nerves coming out of the spinal cord, going to the muscles), part of the large intestine (colon), the ureter from the left kidney to the bladder, part of the small intestine, the left ovary (lower down), etc... Pain can come from a variety of problems, so anything other than mild brief pain should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
See below: It could be any number of things, some of which ae possibly serious. See your docotr for an evaluation. ...Read more
Various: Unilateral low back & concurrent abdominal pain, if acute, needs expeditious surgical evaluation for possibly serious abdominal disorder. If these symptoms are chronic & studies have been unrevealing, then Irritable Bowel Syndrome, IBS, related to pelvic girdle instability needs to be considered. See comments: ...Read more
L LBP c LLQ pain: There is a long list of things which can cause left sided back pain. The same holds true for pain in the left lower abdomen. There is a long list of things that can cause left sided low back pain along with abdominal pain. When reporting these symptoms to your doctor, be sure to provide more descriptors so your doctor can determine what organs/systems may be involved, let alone make a diagnosis. ...Read more
See Your Golf Pro: There is likely something wrong with your swing causing you to strain those abdominal muscles. Either that or you are holding in a bm when you need to go - don't pass up the bathrooms on the course! ...Read more
Could be anything: Many things can give you the presentation- from as common as constipation, ileus, partial obstruction of colon, tumor etc. If you do have constipation, get some otc medication (miralax, (polyethylene glycol) colace, sennokot etc) to help, drink more water, and eat more fibre, vegetable, fruits. If not helping- go to see pmd and get checked to rule out some other possibilities. ...Read more
Not enough data: Too many possible diagnoses, from benign muscle sprains to severe deadly conditions. Any persistent abdominal pain of moderate to severe intensity should be evaluated in person by a physician. Concerning symptoms include fever, nausea and vomiting, cold sweats, distention (bloating), lack of bowel movements or severe diarrhea. These need immediate attention. ...Read more
Don't know...: Possibilities include pregnancy, tubal problems, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infections, colon issues, diverticulitis, tumors, etc, muscle strains, herniae... You should see your md who will do a thorough exam, take a good history and maybe order some studies. Most things are very straight forward but some can be serious and are best addressed sooner than later. Feel better soon. ...Read more
I have lower left abdominal pain for a month. Is it painful scar tissue from section or something else?
More info?: Could be scar tissue. But diverticulitis commonly causes left lower abdominal pain, sometimes exacerbated by a bowel movement. You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more
I had lower left abdominal pain now it has escalated upward it also hurts when I urinate. What could it be?
Upper right abdominal pain and lower left abdominal pain after surgery. Is there anything I can take for this?
Mild pain after OR: If you are otherwise doing well, have been to at least one post operative appointment, then over the counter Ibuprofen may provide you relief. It is important to check in with your surgery team after any or procedure; especially if you have fever, vomiting or worsening pain. ...Read more
I've been cramping for weeks and have lower left abdominal pain that also occurred on the right, what can be the cause?
Many things...: Possibilities include pregnancy, tubal problems, endometriosis, ovarian cysts, infections, colon issues, diverticulitis, tumors, etc, muscle strains, herniae... You should see your gynecologist who will do a thorough exam, take a good history and maybe order some studies. ...Read more
MOderate to sever lower left abdominal pain that comes and goes. WOrse when I move around a lot or bend/ in fetal position.?
I have mild sharp lower left abdominal pain, had sex 24 hours ago, no pain durring. Is this worth an ER trip or wait till tomorrow to see the dr?
Not ER: Mild pain is a reason to see your doctor and not to go to the er. ...Read more
Lower left abdominal pain lasted more than week, about waist/belt area above left jeans pocket, used to run a lot, could it be due to running? Or?
More information: Could be musculoskeletal like you are thinking. As long as you don't have other symptoms. Nausea, vomitting, cramping sensation, change in bowel movements, no pain during urination etc. If it still persits would recommend. Hecking with primary care provider. Try loose fitting clothes if you think itiis comprssion from belt etc. ...Read more
I am a teen male, whenever I sneeze I have extreme lower left abdominal pain. Sometimes goes away in 5 min, and other times takes up to 2 hours. Help?
I have had 4 epoisodes of severe lower left abdominal pain, resolved after 3-4 hours. I have a intramuscular lipoma on right side could it be the caus?
Your pain: Could be have any of many, many possible causes. If you're concerned, check w/your doctor about an evaluation. ...Read more
Top answers below: Left lower abdominal pain can be constipation, diverticulitis, hernia, ovarian cyst, kidney stone, and sometimes referred pain from appendicitis (rare). Importantly you may need to see your doctor to see what the pain is like and what made it occur. If you notice what made it better or worse. ...Read more
Depends: May be many things, you don't state your sex, but everything from constipation, kidney stone, ovarian if female, diverticular disease of the sigmoid colon, inflammatory bowel disease, hernia, infection or tumor. More detailed history and an examination would be needed to give a more specific answer. ...Read more
Colon? Kidney? Gyne?: Diverticulitis commonly causes sharp left lower abdominal pain, inflammatory colitises can cause symptoms. Obstruction. Constipation. Kidney issues. Herniae? Ovarian cysts? You should see a doctor if it has lasted longer than a few days or if it is severe and limiting your daily activities. There are other causes as well and you may require a ct scan or colonoscopy to help sort them out. ...Read more